NSW Nationals announce Nichole Overall as candidate for Monaro

The NSW Nationals have announced that Nichole Overall will be its candidate for the upcoming Monaro by-election, following the announcement earlier this month that local MP John Barilaro will retire from politics. The award-winning author, local historian, and communications professional was preselected by grassroots members to succeed Mr Barilaro, who welcomed Mrs Overall’s preselection this…

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Social housing investment key to recovery roadmap

Thousands of new jobs and social housing properties will be created through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic recovery strategy with an additional $183 million dedicated to fast-track more than 1,400 new homes. This investment will provide vital new homes for the state’s most vulnerable and create 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in…

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Veterans claims system to be overhauled

Nationals Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the appointment of independent consultants to overhaul the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ claims processing system. McKinsey & Company will work with families who have lost loved ones to suicide to formulate recommendations that will overhaul the system to better serve our veterans. Mr…

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NSW approaching 80% double dose target

The rapid rate of second dose vaccinations means next Monday, October 18, is firming as the day the Reopening NSW Roadmap’s 80 per cent settings will come into effect for those who are fully vaccinated. Community sport will resume, more friends and family will be reunited, and there will no longer be a cap on…

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Nats deliver $200 million regional recovery package

The NSW Nationals in the state government have unveiled a $200 million recovery package for regional NSW that will create new jobs and support events, shows, and festivals to boost tourism and help young people reclaim the best years of their lives. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Regional Recovery…

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New opportunities for teaching profession

The NSW Nationals in the state government are implementing a raft of new initiatives to improve how it recruits, trains, and places high quality teachers where they are most needed. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the $125 million NSW Teacher Supply Strategy will enable the NSW Government to create…

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New Dine & Discover vouchers on the way

Customers in Myall Lakes will have more reasons to celebrate catching up with friends and family this Summer with two additional Dine & Discover vouchers up for grabs for NSW residents. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the expanded program will support residents across the community and encourage economic activity as part of…

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From Public Service to paddock

More than 4,500 staff from the Department of Regional NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will be able to access five days’ special leave to assist farmers with an expected bumper harvest season in 2021. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said special leave entitlements, rolling out for the first…

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Safer travel on the way for Bruxner Highway

Motorists will soon be enjoying safer travel on the Bruxner Highway with work starting next week to upgrade a section about seven kilometres west of Lismore. Local Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said the NSW Nationals in the state government are funding this $4 million project, including $1 million from the Safer…

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Central West gold rush

Australia’s gold production will get a boost and hundreds of new jobs will be created following the approval of a new underground gold mine 40 kilometres north-east of West Wyalong. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said mining was a backbone industry for the Central West, and a major source of jobs and economic investment…

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McCormack says call out the scammers

Riverina Nationals MP Michael McCormack is urging residents to “call out phone scammers and help stop them in their tracks.” His message comes in response to an increasing number of scam calls, texts, and emails being received by people across the Riverina and Central West. “The number of complaints I have received from business operators…

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Hydrogen brings huge opportunity for the regions

NSW is set to receive more than $80 billion in investment, establishing itself as an energy and economic superpower with the launch of the NSW Hydrogen Strategy. The NSW Strategy builds on the work of the National Hydrogen Strategy released in 2019 and brings together the NSW Government’s existing and new policies into a framework…

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Nats recognise local sporting champions

Federal Nationals Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, is making sure that young Australians across the regions are being recognised for their sporting achievements. These local sporting champions will receive a certificate, as well as a $550 grant from the Local Sporting Champions program. Mr Hogan has recognised 5 young Champions from the Coffs Northern Beaches,…

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